1948 New York Yankees

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1948 New York Yankees
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Major league affiliations
1948 Uniform
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1948 Information
Owner(s) Dan Topping and Del Webb
Manager(s) Bucky Harris
Local television none
Local radio none
Baseball-Reference 1948 New York Yankees

1948 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 94-60 Finished 3rd in American League (1948 AL)

Managed by Bucky Harris

Coaches: Red Corriden, Frankie Crosetti, Chuck Dressen and Johnny Schulte

Ballpark: Yankee Stadium

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The 1948 New York Yankees played the 46th season in team history and their 48th overall. They finished in third place with a record of 94-60, 2.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians and 1.5 games behind the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Bucky Harris. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

The fractional games-behind came about due to the frenzied pennant race, which saw the Yankees, Red Sox and Indians all battling it out to the end. The Yankees fell just a little short, and the Red Sox and Indians finished in a tie for first at 96-58. They held a one-game playoff, which counted as part of the regular season, so the Indians' victory raised their record to 97-58, and dropped the Red Sox to 96-59.

The Yankees did not renew Bucky Harris' contract after the season, opting instead to hire Casey Stengel starting in 1949. This move raised some eyebrows given Stengel's unimpressive record as a major league manager, but Casey had just led the Oakland Oaks to the Pacific Coast League pennant in 1948, demonstrating that with good talent, he had a good chance to succeed. The Yankees were about to begin the most dominating stretch of their long dynasty.

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